Press coverage about Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) has been trending positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ulta Beauty earned a media sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.7231224917635 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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Ulta Beauty (ULTA) traded down $0.85 on Friday, reaching $203.15. 1,025,309 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,260,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,340.00, a PE ratio of 25.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 0.54. Ulta Beauty has a 52-week low of $187.96 and a 52-week high of $314.86.

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The specialty retailer reported $1.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.67 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $1.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.34 billion. Ulta Beauty had a net margin of 8.82% and a return on equity of 29.64%. equities research analysts predict that Ulta Beauty will post 8.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on ULTA shares. Buckingham Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Ulta Beauty in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Cowen set a $336.00 price objective on shares of Ulta Beauty and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Loop Capital set a $300.00 price objective on shares of Ulta Beauty and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 3rd. Wells Fargo & Co set a $297.00 price objective on shares of Ulta Beauty and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Ulta Beauty from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $262.91.

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Ulta Beauty Company Profile

Ulta Beauty, Inc is a holding company for the Ulta Beauty group of companies. The Company is a beauty retailer. The Company offers cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. The Company offers approximately 20,000 products from over 500 beauty brands across all categories, including the Company’s own private label.

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